20 Years Of Mac OS X & The Beginning Of A New Era For Mac

Exactly 20 years ago, the time had come for Apple to let loose a completely new generation of Mac OS – Mac OS X. After a months-long public beta, the final version of Mac OS X 10.0.0 was released, only to receive a mixed response. Although the operating system certainly showed potential, it also came with several serious weaknesses – leading to difficulties with productive use.
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021, 14:46 Mac: Software
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Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 13:16 Software

A Look At The Photos App's Intelligent Image Analysis

For the user, it's entirely simple – they snap a photo and it appears in the Photos app, where it can be viewed, sorted, or searched for. However, there's an entire process behind this function, as explained by a very interesting "white paper" from Apple. In this article, the roles that analysis and machine learning take in the process.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 11:23 Tips & Reports

Intel Engineer: How Intel Upset Apple So Much that Cupertino Made Switch to ARM

Apple's switch to in-house Mac processors has already taken place. Reports of this happening eventually began in 2014-2015. A former Intel engineer has now confirmed that the decision was to make the switch was made during this time after several mistakes on Intel's part – leading to the voices critical of Intel prevailing at Apple.
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021, 10:31 Hardware

Apple's Head of Hardware Resigns – Dan Riccio Hands Over The Reins

After years of heading Apple's hardware engineering division, Dan Riccio is stepping down and leaving room for a successor. Apple announced the staff change with a press release, furthermore, Riccio will remain a part of the company – to work on completely new projects.
Monday, Jan 25, 2021, 15:57 Hardware

Bloomberg: An Expensive Niche Product? – VR Headset Next Year, AR Glasses After

A new report from Bloomberg predicts the release of an exceptionally powerful VR headset in 2022 – and covers the difficulties Apple has had developing a set of AR glasses. It'll likely take a while until either become available.
Monday, Jan 25, 2021, 11:40 iOS: Hardware

A Change in Demand: Production for The iPhone Pro Increases, Decreases for The Mini

The production of the current line of iPhones is getting a rework. Apple's prognoses don't seem to agree with sales, with deviations occurring for both the iPhone 12 Pro and mini.
Saturday, Jan 23, 2021, 18:58 iOS: Hardware

Photo Gallery: Shot on iPhone 12 – Impressive Camera System

Apple has recently created a gallery of photos to show off the iPhone 12's camera system named "Shot on the iPhone 12", with shots ranging from black and white photos to Kuwait's starry sky.
Friday, Jan 22, 2021, 17:33 Hardware

The Apple Car: Has a Decision Finally Been Made? Kia & Production in Georgia

News of Apple's plans for the rumored car is becoming more and more concrete. Now it's even rumored that Apple is already far enough into talks with Hyundai that production sites have been discussed – and that Apple wants to rely on Kia.
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021, 18:24 Apple Watch

COVID 19: The Apple Watch Can Detect Early Signs of The Virus

Wearables like the Apple Watch can detect evidence of COVID – even before the start of symptoms. Two studies describe changes to heart rate variability and resting pulse (all things which the Apple Watch measures), which point to signs of infection.
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021, 14:57 Hardware

How Easy Is It to Repair the AirPods Max? iFixit Has an Answer

iFixit has made a conclusion about the repairability of the AirPods Max – and it's a good one, partially due to the easy removal of the headband attaching the earpieces together. This increases the possibility of users customizing their headphones.
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021, 11:11 Hardware

Current Delivery Times for M1 Macs, AirPods Max, and HomePod mini in the US

Our monthly roundup takes a look at how long you might have to wait to receive some of Apple's newly updated hardware. In the case of the AirPods Max, there's barely light at the end of the tunnel.
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021, 15:20 Economy

New Intel CEO's Statement about Apple and the M1: We Have to Be Better than The Lifestyle Company

Until recently, Apple was one of Intel's primary customers. Now, they're the source of most of Intel's competition. Even when Apple isn't selling their M1 chips to other manufacturers, Intel's new CEO has clearly illustrated how he views the company's former partner.
Monday, Jan 18, 2021, 17:46 Economy

AMD CEO's Statement About the Apple M1 Chip: "This Is An Opportunity to Innovate More"

In a long interview with AMD CEO countless questions were raised concerning the company and current chip-world. The M1 was also mentioned, with Su praising Apple's innovative approach.
Monday, Jan 18, 2021, 10:41 Events

A Surprising Turn of Events: Intel's CEO Swan Steps Down, VMWare CEO to Take His Place

Intel is undergoing a surprising change of leadership. The chip giant's problems have become well known, as well as the call for a radical change of course. That staff are also being handled so radically comes as a surprise.
Sunday, Jan 17, 2021, 00:11 Mac: Hardware

Staingate: Affected MacBooks Only to Be Repaired by Apple

The hardware defect known as "staingate" that has afflicted several versions of the MacBook Pro is still circling. Apple has already extended the period of the free repair program for affected devices multiple times. Although it'll stay this way, the company is now changing its approach.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021, 18:08 Mac: Hardware

MacBook Pro 2021: Away with The Touch Bar, The Return of MagSafe, and Much More Expected

Ming Chi-Kuo, and Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, present their predictions for the 2021 MacBook Pro, which – if correct, mean that the MacBook Pro is in for a significant upgrade as well as an abundance of new features and changes.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021, 14:48 Web

Kuo: Major Hardware Changes to iPhone Cameras not Planned

Market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple isn't planning any major improvements to hardware of the iPhones camera systems and this isn't expected to change until 2022 or 2023.
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021, 13:20 Rewind

25 Years Ago – When Apple Almost Disappeared

Exactly 25 years ago it looked as if Apple would need to be bought out to avoid banktrupcy. The dissolution of the brand would have accompanied the purchase – as Sun Microsystems wasn't interested in continuing the brand.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021, 20:15 Hardware

Intel Presents New Hardware – Similar to the M1 but too Late for Apple

Intel has given us all a first look at the future of the x86 world – with a new chip design. Intel's new chip is similar to Apple's M1 chips in at least one aspect: multiple core types. Unfortunately for Intel, these new chips have no future at Apple.
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021, 15:47 Mac: Software

Exclusive: Testing of macOS 12 Has Begun

The next phase of testing for macOS has already begun, although we'll still need to wait awhile for the official announcement. Apple has been testing macOS 12 since yesterday, with traces of macOS 12 noticeable in server statistics.
Saturday, Jan 09, 2021, 15:35 Economy

TrendForce: Current Market Share of M1 Macs and other Manufacturers

Although there aren't any official numbers yet, a market researcher has calculated the market share of Apple's new M1 notebooks with a prognosis for the current year – and it doesn't bode well for Intel or Windows.
Friday, Jan 08, 2021, 14:47 Mac: Software

Parallel 16 Technical Preview: Windows on M1 Macs

The M1 Macs' software diversity has yet again been expanded upon with the Parallels 16 technical preview. The software's functionality has already been proven on ARM Macs. Now it's Microsoft's turn to change their licensing model.